We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The jewel of Guadeloupe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Jardin Malanga

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Trois Rivieres
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Le Jardin Malanga
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 Route de L'Hermitage, Trois Rivieres 97114, Guadeloupe   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Trois Rivieres
Montreal
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The jewel of Guadeloupe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Over two weeks, we sampled four of the top hotels in Guadeloupe, and this tops them all. Malanga is set on a lush rain forest hillside on Basse Terre, on a 12 hectare property that is wonderfully managed and maintained. We were lodged in a colonial house built ca. 1920, beautifully restored with shiny wooden floors. The food is great, the service personal and unequaled, and the atmosphere is relaxing. One can take this as a starting point to discover the La Soufriere vulcano, just a few kilometers away, or just waste the day away at the perfect infinity pool, from which one can admire several islands in the distance while sipping a ti-punch.

We slept well in modern beds, and for the techies, the internet connection is quite good and hassle-free.

It is not cheap, but a paradise like this should not be.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

164 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    93
    45
    14
    9
    3
See reviews for
28
116
1
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Oslo, Norway
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We arrived at new years eve to an astonishing night with champagne by the pool, at least 9 courses, rum and sigars at the end!

Talk to Simon and he will make your stay unique with tips of rainforest lagoons, island adventure, wave surfing, great restaurants+++.

The location is great if you like to see the real Guadeloupe!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Considering the destination I think probably the best hotel you can find.

What makes the difference:
- garden
- view
- location to visit south of Guadeloupe
- authenticity

and certainly on top of that: Simon (Hotel Director)

He gives really everything's he can to make your stay
the best you can.

I am wondering how this hotel can exist without him!

Thks again !

Marc & Babara

ps: a small tip/ idea maybe install a "moustiquiaire' it can add some charm in the room and help the ones mosquitos like too much
hello to the rest of the team and the family !

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

In sum, we were wowed by the beauty of this hotel and the service provided, but ultimately, it was more than we needed, especially for the price.

First, perhaps we're more sensitive to the price since we're coming with a dollar that's weaker than the euro, making everything just that much more expensive. That said, we spent so much time driving through the rest of the island -- up to see the nearby volcanoes and waterfalls, but also much further up the coast to Deshais and such -- that we were hardly ever in the hotel. Since it was a bit cool and oftentimes rainy, we never partook in the infinity pool and never walked the gardens.

Though it was a bit expensive for our taste (and we splurged, given that it was our honeymoon!) the view is superb. The rooms are lovely and come with their own air conditioning unit and at least a modicum of privacy - you split the quaint cabin with one other set of guests, and the cabins I saw were all set up on a hill, just a short ways from the main building with the pool. Simon, who runs the place, actually offered us the suite in the historical main building, which typically costs more since it has two bedrooms, but since we had no need for a second room and wanted our privacy, we stayed up top. Even so, this was not the secluded honeymoon experience I imagined, as most of the guests appeared to have kids in tow. I was imagining gardens and rainforest so thick that your entire cabin would be surrounded, but alas, not the case.

Speaking of management, Simon was usually on hand to answer questions, was pleasant to speak with and gave good recommendations. Once or twice he was a bit elusive in the morning, where he seemed to have somewhere to be while we had a million questions that we wanted answered in detail .... but then again, he runs the place! Of course he's busy. Thankfully, he spoke English, so there was no threat of miscommunication. His assistant (I cannot recall his name) was also friendly and competent, making us restaurant reservations elsewhere when we needed him (though there definitely was a bit of a language barrier here, since he's just learning English and we only know a bit of French!)

As far as food goes, they cook up a nice breakfast of either eggs and ham (or at least some pig product) or French toast (HIGHLY recommend), and lay out a spread of fruit cups, fresh juice, bread, butter, jam, Nutella and coffee. Dinner is pretty good and convenient, which is why we opted for it twice in three nights. However, though it IS good, it also is a bit on the expensive side. I suppose they can charge that amount when there are so few options in town, and it is so nice to be able to simply walk from dinner back to your room. The two nights we were there they served fish as the main course, and fish as the starter (sushi one night, sashimi the next). Dessert on the second night was my favorite - so layered French pastry that I got the feeling was prepared in a great big casserole dish and then cut into pieces.

Bottom line is that I would not return again, as it was too much for the value we got out of it. Perhaps great for families (with well-behaved children!), but as a honeymoon couple, it simply wasn't as romantic as I'd hoped.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

We arrived in the dark of night, so, in the morning were stunned by the abundant tropical gardens and breath taking ocean views. We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful spot for a get-away. Simon, the host, is gracious, talented, smart, and funny. And every meal he served was absolutely delicious, a wonderful combination of island and French cuisine. And though we forgot to warn him we were vegetarians, at the last minute he created beautiful and delicious alternatives to the menu that even the carinvores envied! Our room was also perfection, an extremely large comfortable bed, ceiling fan, optional ac, beautiful bathrooms, and gorgeous window views. We can not wait to return again!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

We had read some bad reviews before our holiday, so the reality was a delight! Everything was just right - a friendly welcome, a lovely room in beautiful gardens, excellent food. THere was a beautiful infinity pool with great views. The whole ambience was relaxrd and informal - just what we were looking for.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Jardin Malanga for 3 days over the 2010 holidays. It was hard to find, but worth the effort. The plantation house and bungalows are on a old banana plantation and the property is at a high elevation and was often in the clouds which we found really nice. When there were no clouds, the view was amazing. The hotel manager, Simon Fabre, is an excellent host and also does all the cooking. His passion for cooking shows in his use of fresh ingredients (many from the property) and creative spices. We loved everything he prepared! Our room was gorgeous and romantic with a big soaking bath tub with a window that looked out on the best views. We had a porch all around us. The town of Trois Rivieres is not all that big and there is not a lot to do there or a lot of beaches, but it is close to the Ferry terminal to go over to Terre du Haut where Pompiere Beach is a gem. The hotel also has a wonderful pool overlooking the mountainous view and just made us feel secluded and romantic. In looking back, it was the favorite part of our trip to Guadeloupe. Also, Simon speaks English and was able to advise us on other travel related plans we had and was very helpful in every way. We would definitely go back, but it is only for those who want to relax and can amuse themselves, not for those looking for lots to do. It is also quite a ways out of town so you really need a car to stay there.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Le Jardin Malanga? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Le Jardin Malanga

Address: 60 Route de L'Hermitage, Trois Rivieres 97114, Guadeloupe
Location: Caribbean > Guadeloupe > Basse-Terre Island > Trois Rivieres
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Trois Rivieres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Jardin Malanga 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is composed by a renovated authentic colonial “mansion”, built in 1927 and 3 cottages:Colonial mansion : 1 suite with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom at the ground floor (with a part of the terrace which goes around the colonial mansion call a “varangue”). At the first floor two triple rooms with independant shower.Occupation SUITE : 2 adults + 2 children + 1 infant. Surface area ≈ 60sqmOccupation triple rooms : 3 adults + 1 infant. Surface area ≈ 28sqmThe cottages : 2 independant rooms with terrace for each cottage, children’s bedroom on upper level, which can be communicated with one of each rooms.Occupation : 2 adults + 1 infant. Suraface area ≈ 17sqmEvery room including: Bathroom with Bath (or shower), hair-drier, air-conditioner, phone, IPOD system, one king size bed (maximum 2 persons in a room, possibility to add a baby cot), terrasse with panoramic view overlooking “Les Saintes” and deck chairs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Le Jardin Malanga Hotel Guadeloupe
Le Jardin Malanga Basse Terre

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Le Jardin Malanga, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Le Jardin Malanga to your Saves list